Intel Logo – Intel Corporation is the largest manufacturer of integrated circuits in the world, according to its annual turnover. The company is the creator of the series of processors x86, processors commonly found in most personal computers. Intel was founded on July 18, 1968 as Int egrated The ectronics Corporation (although a common misconception is that “Intel” comes from the word intel ligence) by semiconductor pioneers Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore, and often associated with executive leadership and vision of Andrew Grove.
Intel was founded in Mountain View (California) in 1968 by Gordon E. Moore (chemist and physicist, famous for his “Moore’s Law”) and Robert Noyce (physical and co-inventor of the integrated circuit) when they left Fairchild Semiconductor. Intel’s third employee was Andy Grove, a chemical engineer who led the company through most of 1980 and the period of high growth in 1990.
Moore and Noyce initially wanted to call the company “Moore Noyce”., but it sounded bad (as in English sounds like More Noise, which literally means: More Noise, a misnomer for a company mail, since the noise e is usually very undesirable and usually associated with bad interference). They used the name NM Electronics for almost a year before deciding to call his company Int egrated The ectronics (in Spanish Integrated Electronics), abbreviated “Intel”. But “Intel” was recorded by a chain, so they had to buy the rights to use it. 58% of Intel’s sales come from outside the United States.
Intel dominates the microprocessor market. Currently, Intel’s main competitor in the market is Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), a company which had Intel technology-sharing agreements: each partner was able to use technological innovations patented by the other party at no cost and with which has been embroiled in lawsuits crossed. The other historic competitor in the x86 market, Cyrix, finished integrated VIA Technologies, which keeps the VIA C3 in the market for low-power equipment. In contrast, the rise of computers with processors core ARM that threaten to devour the mobile PC market, is becoming a serious rival.
On June 6, 2005 Intel reached an agreement with Apple Computer, which will provide Intel processors for Apple computers, carried out between 2006 and 2007 the transition from traditional IBM. Finally in January 2006 were presented to the market the first Apple computers, a laptop and a desktop processor Intel Core Duo dual-core.
Intel is on a project called Tera Scale Computing. This team achieved a 80-core processor with a consumption of 62 Watts was 1 Teraflop. They have made an improvement that reaches 2 Teraflops, this has been achieved by improving and optimizing cooling cores and achieved up to 6.26 GHz frequency and has a consumption of 160.17 watts, is optimized so that frequency of 3.13 GHz consumes only 24 Watts when idle consumes only 3.32 watts and maintains only 4 cores active.